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LAW 1019 v00 : Renewable Energy, Internet, Uber: Bringing Competition to Historically Monopolistic Industries

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Fall 2020
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
sh282 Hempling, Scott
LAW 1019 v00: The Law of Public Utilities: Bringing Competition to Historically Monopolistic Industries
Renewable Energy, Internet, Uber: Bringing Competition to Historically Monopolistic Industries
M 9:00-11:00a
20 (3 2-credit J.D. Paper, 1 2-credit LL.M. Paper, 16 3-credit Writing Requirement)
Paper/Writing Requirement


This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.

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Personal Information


Professor Hempling is an attorney, expert witness and teacher focusing on excellence in public utility regulation.

As an attorney, he has assisted clients from all industry sectors—regulators, utilities, consumer organizations, independent competitors and environmental organizations.  As an expert witness, he has testified numerous times before state commissions and before committees of the United States Congress and the legislatures of Arkansas, California, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.  As a teacher and seminar presenter, he has taught public utility law and policy to a generation of regulators and practitioners, appearing throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Germany, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand and Nigeria.

The first volume of his legal treatise, Regulating Public Utility Performance:  The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction, was published by the American Bar Association in 2013.  It has been described as a "comprehensive regulatory treatise [that] warrants comparison with Kahn and Phillips."  The second volume will address the law of corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions.  His book of essays, Preside or Lead?  The Attributes and Actions of Effective Regulators, has been described as "matchless" and "timeless"; a Spanish translation will be widely circulated throughout Latin America, through the auspices of ARIE and REGULATEL.  The essays continue monthly and are available at

His articles have appeared in The Electricity Journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly,, publications of the American Bar Association, and other professional publications, covering such topics as mergers and acquisitions, the introduction of competition into formerly monopolistic markets, corporate restructuring, ratemaking, utility investments in nonutility businesses, transmission planning, renewable energy and state–federal jurisdictional issues.  From 2006 to 2011, he was the Executive Director of the National Regulatory Research Institute.

Professor Hempling received a B.A. cum laude in (1) Economics and Political Science and (2) Music from Yale University, where he was a recipient of a Continental Grain Fellowship and a Patterson research grant. He received a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the recipient of an American Jurisprudence award for Constitutional Law.

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